Co-Operative Entrepreneurship: Co-Operate for Growth
62 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2012
Date Written: October 18, 2012
Co-operative Entrepreneurship provides an informative practical guide to the nature and process of establishing a co-operative enterprise. Drawing on best practice and international guidelines, this text is suitable for students engaged in new venture creation projects, as well as graduates looking to develop their commercial idea.
Each chapter contains an interview with a person who has collaborated with others to set up a co-operative business. Their success stories, while less well known to the general public than those of capitalist entrepreneurs, show that it is possible to combine profitability with democracy, efficiency with ethics. These real-life accounts, coupled with clear explanations of entrepreneurial processes, make essential reading for young people looking for inspiration and an alternative way of generating employment.
Keywords: co-operatives, cooperatives, co-operative enterprise, cooperative enterprise, entrepreneurship, sustainable business, employment
JEL Classification: A13, A22, L2
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